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Welcome to the Lakes Region Historical Society

 Lakes Regional Historical Society Museum Building Lakes Regional Historical Society Meeting House  Lakes Regional Historical Society Archive Center

817 Main St.
Antioch, Illinois

Hours: Sat 11AM - 3 PM
Other Times by Appointment

Meeting House
977 Main St.
Antioch, Illinois

1st Saturday of Month
11 AM - 3 PM

Other Times by Appointment

Archive Center
965 Main St.
Antioch, Illinois

1st Saturday of Month
11 AM - 3 PM

Mon - Wed by Appointment

Welcome to the Lakes Region Historical Society. 
Dedicated to preserving the rich history of the northern Lake County, Illinois region

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Antioch as seen from Antioch Train Depot
Looking West from Antioch's Depot - ca: 1910
Note Antioch United Methodist Church just right of center


Lakes Region Historical Society welcomes Holly Garvey as our official resident blogger!

Holly is a "self-proclaimed history nerd" with a degree in history from Northeastern Illinois University who will be digging through the archives to share the hidden treasures which have never before been seen.

For more information please see her new blog at: http://outofthearchiveslrhs.tumbler.comg

If you have something specific you would like to see Holly address in a future blog post, please "send her a fan mail" via the blog: http://outofthearchiveslrhs.tumbler.comg


ChicagoNetTech, the ISP who hosts Lakes Region Historical Society's website and e-mail is in the process of making some major updates to our website and services.

This project, which will take a couple of years to complete, will eventually make our entire collection available for viewing online. The first part of the project will include a fully searchable database of our collection of more than 150,000 post cards.

As part of that process, there will be some pretty substantial updates to our website as well. Those changes have already begun with the addition of a new Calendar. To see the new calendar page, just select the Calendar option on the menu above or click here.

The new Lakes Region Historical Calendar will allow us to provide more information about our events, keep the calendar more up-to-date, and provide driving directions to all of our events.

If you have an event you would like to have considered for the LRHS Calendar, please submit a request using our Online Contact Form

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If your business is looking for reliable e-mail and webhosting services, consider ChicagoNetTech. ChicagoNetTech provides all e-mail and webhosting services for Lakes Region Historical Society at no cost.

Reasonable rates, old-fashioned, dependable service, and reasonable rates from ChicagoNetTech. Special discounts are available for not-for-profit organizations,

Thank You for Your Support!


Looking for a couple of books to curl up with on a cold winter day?

According to the Farmer's Almanac, we're supposed to have a colder than normal winter this year, but the two books listed below will keep you warm in your chair and bring back memories of Antioch's past years:

The Chain O' Lakes Postcard History Series will take you on a tour of the Lakes Region as you relive places and events of the past, and Antioch, Images of America will show you why Antioch became such a popular tourist location during the late 1800s.

Both of these informative books were written by Past-President, Wendy Maston and her Sister, Robin Kessle. The cost is only $19.95 per book, and they are available at the Archive Center, which is normally open Monday through Wednesday, but hours may vary during December, so please call in advance.

To order or reserve your copy, please call 847.395.4912

Lakes Region Historical Society
Now Accepts Credit Cards
for Memberships and Donations

You can also click on the logo below to purchase Lakes Region Historical Society Memberships and make donations.

Now Accepting Payment via Square Payment Systems

Now Accepting: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

Thank You for Your Support!

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We're working diligently to cut costs and improve our services here at Lakes Region Historical Society and part of that includes some much needed sprucing up and painting.

Our newest project is the Meeting House, located at 977 Main Street in Antioch. The Meeting House desperately requires some elbow grease to remove the old paint and a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of the entire building. If you can help, please consider making a donation to offset the cost of paint and the other materials required to prepare for that job.

Remember, we can accept your donation via Square Payment Systems where we can now accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Please follow-up any donation with a note so we know who you are and can send you a letter of thanks for your contribution.

We would also like to invite you, your family, and your friends, to visit the museum for a private tour in the near future.  Please call 847-395-4912 to schedule a tour.

Thank you in advance for any help that you may be able to give.  Please send any donation to: Lakes Region Historical Society, 965 Main St., Antioch, IL 60002

Please see the entire list Lakes Region Historical Society activities on our calendar page and then call 847-395-4912 if you have questions or to place your reservation when reservations are required.

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